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HYDERABAD: Upper caste communities in Telangana, who constitute 20-22% of population, have issued an ultimatum to state government to implement 10% quota in education and jobs for economically weaker sections (EWS) within the communities.
Stressing that lakhs of students and youth are being deprived of reservation in professional courses and jobs, they set a deadline (January 30) to the government to implement the quota, failing which they would resort to protests. Community leaders said implementation of 10% EWS reservation would not come in the way of enhancing reservations of Muslims to 12% and STs to 10% in the state.
Towards pursuing their demands, Reddy, Brahmin, Velama, Vysya and Kamma welfare associations have decided to come together and exert pressure on the TRS government.
They said except for implementing 10% EWS reservation in 2019-20 NEET-based admissions in the state, the government had not implemented it in educational courses and jobs. The NDA government at the Centre extended 10% reservation to EWS in the general category ahead of 2019 general elections in what was seen as a gamechanger.
Tulasi Srinivas of Telangana Brahmana Seva Sangh Samakhya said several representations to the government had fallen on deaf ears. “Thousands of students have lost an opportunity of availing reservations in the last two years. Left with no other option, we have decided to first request the government to implement it or else we would hit the streets,” he said.
Brahmins, Velamas and Vysyas roughly constitute 3% of the population in both Telugu states, while Reddys constitute 7% and Kammas 5% of the population. While the TRS government tried to keep the Brahmin community in good humour by forming the Telangana Brahmin Samkshema Parishad in 2017, chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao had promised to set up special corporations for other upper castes like Reddys and Vysyas.
The community leaders pointed out that there was no stay order on implementation of the EWS…
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